In Los Angeles County, because of the continuing spread of COVID-19, there are rules that must be followed in public settings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The rules outlined below are mandated by the LA County Health Officer Order and the City of Los Angeles Vaccine Verification Ordinance. On November 8, 2021, the City of Los Angeles launched SafePassLA, which requires proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination at various indoor and outdoor businesses, venues, and events in the City of Los Angeles. Note that establishments and event organizers can make their own rules in addition to the Public Health and city requirements. Check with the business, event organizer, or venue about their rules before buying a ticket or visiting.
|Setting||Type of Establishment, Setting or Event||Masks1||Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a recent negative test required?2|
|Indoor||Venues or Events3
(Under 1,000 attendees)
|Required||City of LA
|Bars, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Nightclubs, and Lounges5||Required, except when actively eating or drinking||LA County
|Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Cafeterias, Fast Food Establishments, Banquet Halls5||Required, except when actively eating or drinking||City of LA
|Gyms and Fitness Venues||Required||City of LA
|Personal Care Establishments||Required||City of LA
|Outdoor||Venue or Events3
(Under 5,000 attendees)
(5,000 to 9,999 attendees)
|Recommended||City of LA
(10,000 or more attendees)
1 For details and exceptions, see Mask requirements below.
2 For details, see How to prove that you have been vaccinated and How to meet the testing requirements below.
3 Venues or events includes entertainment and recreation venues, such as shopping centers, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, live performance venues including performing arts theaters, music and concert venues, sports arenas, convention centers, museums, and exhibition halls. 4 Mega Events are events with large crowds like conventions, conferences, expos, concerts, shows, nightclubs, sporting events, live events and entertainment, fairs, festivals, parades, theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, live private events or gatherings, marathons or endurance races, and car shows. Indoor Mega Events have 1,000 or more attendees. Outdoor Mega Events have 10,000 or more attendees.
5 If you are not vaccinated, you can use the outdoor areas. You can go inside to get to the outdoor area, use the restroom, order, and pick up or pay for food and drink to go as long as you wear a mask.
6 Public Health strongly recommends that proof of vaccination and/or negative testing be required by the establishment, venue or event.
To prove that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 you can show your vaccination record card, a photocopy of your card, or a photo of the card stored on a cell phone or electronic device (such as a tablet). You can also show your digital vaccination record of your COVID-19 vaccination. In some venues you must also show a photo ID.
You are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after:
See the When you have been fully vaccinated web page for more information.
To meet the testing requirement, you must show a photo ID and the result of your COVID-19 viral test that was taken within 72 hours before you enter the establishment or event.
Everyone is required to wear a mask in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and public and private businesses in Los Angeles County. Masks are also required while using public transport, in transportation hubs, outdoors at Mega Events, and at any other business if that is the policy of the venue.
To learn more about how to reduce your risk and slow the spread of COVID-19 including which situations are riskier, visit ph.lacounty.gov/reducerisk.
Vaccinations are free and available to everyone age 5 and over, regardless of immigration status. Vaccines are widely available across LA County without an appointment. In-home vaccination is available to people who are homebound.
How To Get Vaccinated webpage to find a location near you,
or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center 1-833-540-0473 open daily from 8am to 8:30pm.